‘A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a big longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.’ – I found it on Tumblr, here.
Some people find it their necessity to be surrounded by all the gloomy and depressing worries the best they can. They may have some reasons to rejoice, to be happy and at peace but astonishingly they choose the other option to look at the dry side of the story. People always think they would be happier in a different set of circumstances. (Usually these other circumstances really are not any better.)
They tend to be carrying the worries of life as if there worry can do any good for that situation. Yes, these worries are doing one thing: taking toil at your peaceful and healthy life and making you weak and miserable.
The uncertainties of life actually give us a chance to be stronger and be optimistic. How long you want to hold the glass full of water actually depends on you, though it does no good for you. Better look at the brighter side of life. Don’t be disheartened with the problems but try to resolve them, and if its nothing you can do about some circumstances better leave them. Life is beautiful.. live it blissfully with peace.
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ― Carlos Castaneda